Somehow in this interchange about Nuse and other Nuse variants Roscoe has not been mentioned.Roscoe and Fred were both police officers in Cumberland, MD.Both had a big coterie of admirers.Henny Gehauf was one wo knew both Bulldog and Codie, also known by some as Roscoe and Fred, respectively. Neither native of Cumberland! Fred grew up in Oldtown, MD. Fred's parents spelled the surname NUSE as did Roscoe. I asked Fred's son, William Edward Neus, Sr., my first cousin, why the different spelling, and his reply was there were other spellings, especially in the Frederick County area.He said that he could not say for certain why they used NEUS.I asked Henny Gehauf, who ran one of the two cigar stores downtown who knew both Bulldog and Codie why the different spelling; he did not know.